Kalle Randalu, piano

Kalle Randalu is an Estonian pianist of international acclaim. He has studied at the Tallinn Conservatoire with Prof. Bruno Lukk and the Moscow Conservatoire with Prof. Lev Vlassenko. Kalle Randalu is a prize-winner of renowned international piano competitions. He won First Prize at the Ústí nad Labem International Piano Competition in Czechoslovkia (1971), First Prize at the Soviet Union Piano Competition in Tallinn (1976), he was awarded prizes at the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1981), at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1982) and First Prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich (1985).

Since 1988 Kalle Randalu has been living in Germany. He was a professor at the Freiburg University of Music and since 1997 he has been a professor at the Karlsruhe University of Music. He has given concerts in major music centres all over the world, including Wiener Konzerthaus, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Musikhalle Hamburg, the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg etc performing with many prominent orchestras and conductors. His repertoire comprises over 50 piano concertos and a large number of solo and chamber works.

Kalle Randalu’s discography consists of over 50 recordings. Exceptionally successful has been a cycle of Paul Hindemith’s complete sonatas which has been awarded the Classical Award in Cannes and ECHO Klassik (German Phono Academie).

In 1987 Kalle Randalu was named National Artist of Estonia and since 1999 he has held an honorary doctorate of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 2001 Kalle Randalu received the 4th class Order of the White Star.

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Kalle Randalu, piano

Kaspars Putnins, conductor

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